David makes it very clear that his confidence was in his God and he continually reminded himself of God’s greatness in his life. However, I have discovered that if we do not do this daily we tend to coast along and take our relationship with the Lord for granted. Hebrews 10: 35-36 reminds us “Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward, for you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise”. It is interesting that in this scripture we are told that we need endurance. Our Christian life is not a sprint but a long-distance race. This is something that we must guard against, sadly, something I have observed how people after being a Christian for many years lose their enthusiasm for the Lord. This is foremost in my thinking the older I get while I may slow down physically I keep reminding myself of the greatness of God in my life so that I have something fresh to share with people. Verse 6 says: “I have called upon you, for you will hear me, O God, incline your ear to me, and hear my speech “. David has no hesitation in talking to his God, he had established the habit of talking to his god about his situation. This is an area of our lives that needs to be constantly worked on.  Sometimes we find it easier to talk to people about our situation but talk to God about how we feel. God desires us to create the habit of talking to Him about everything we are doing.  Hebrews 11:6 says: “ But without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him “. David demonstrates in this verse that his confidence was in his God, for he said “For You will hear me”. We must never forget that Satan‘s tactic is to create doubt in our belief of what God is saying to us. Remember that sin came into the world through not believing what God had said was true. Today we are seeing the beginning of God rebuilding His church and it is time for us to express our confidence in Him. Remember that Jesus said in Matthew 16:18 I will build my church, and the gates of Hadesshall not prevail against it “. Verse 7 says: “Show your marvellous loving-kindness by your right hand, O you who save those who trust in you, from those who rise up against them “.  Here David invites the Lord to demonstrate His great love to us, do not be hesitant in expecting to see the goodness of God in our lives, remember the difficult situation is the perfect opportunity for us to believe and expect God’s answer to the situation. Also, remember that there is nothing impossible to our God. We have every reason to walk with confidence in our trust in our God.  David was able to say in Psalm 37:25 “I have young and now am old, yet I have not seen righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread “. There is great peace and calmness in our lives when our trust and confidence are in our God. Although the world in which we live is full of fear and doubt it is good at the beginning of this year to expect and see the goodness of God in our lives.

                               

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  1. Everyday is a new day with God, so we need to refresh ourselves in his word and in prayer.

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